The green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England, is home to the cider apple orchards which surround the gardens of Pear Tree Cottage. They enjoy a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury and Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener! This began in 2010 & follows the weekly ups and downs of garden work chronicling both successes and failures but, above all, demonstrates the fun enjoyed by three people who regularly garden in all weathers


28 June 2015

Practical Cherry Protection

Here is a really good idea.  Sleeves from  Cherry Aid to protect your cherries from blackbirds!  No nets for them to become entangled in and fruit is protected from their enthusiastic and voracious appetites!  The ends have adjustable ties and the sides of the sleeves have a velcro closing.  Pop them on before cherries ripen (and are spotted by Mr. & Mrs Blackbird) remove when the fruit is ripe enough for picking and eating!  The fruit is visible through the fabric.  Just how clever is that?

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